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Built upon the award winning GuardianOS, the SnapServer DX1 is the first storage system that you do not have to provision. The 1U, 4-drive SnapServer DX1 supports DynamicRAID for seamless storage expansion by adding or replacing hard drives as capacity requirements change. The SnapServer storage volumes can grow or shrink dynamically within the storage pool without IT intervention, preventing costly provisioning errors and unnecessary upgrades.

The SnapServer DX1 supports desktop SATA-II and enterprise class SATA-II hard drives and is scalable up to 160TB with the optional SnapExpansion chassis. With both block and file level access, the SnapServer DX1 has cross-platform compatibility with Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh systems and is ideal for file sharing and storage consolidation. The SnapServer DX1 includes data protection features such as, DynamicRAID, snapshots, disk-to-disk backup and supports optional data replication.

Protect your data and let your storage grow seamlessly as capacity needs change with the SnapServer DX1 and DynamicRAID.

With This Product You Can...

  • Protect and store data with DynamicRAID, offering simple expansion and volume management
  • Share data across Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh Platforms
  • Protect and recover your data with snapshots and replication
  • Replicate data between a central location and one or more remote locations
  • Backup to disk, VTL, or tape



DynamicRAID® – A Brand New Spin on Managing Disks

Don’t limit yourself to the features of traditional RAID. With the combination of DynamicRAID and SnapServer your protection is automatically optimized for redundancy and capacity without manual intervention. Add or replace SnapServer hard drives at any time to expand existing storage pools and take advantage of drive size mismatches without wasting space.

High availability is further delivered with fully redundant, hot-swappable components such as power supplies, fan modules, battery backup modules, and SAS expansion ports.

  • Mix and match drives of different sizes to dynamically grow storage pools
  • Choose from single or dual parity protection with the click of your mouse
  • Automatically optimizes RAID levels as drives are added to the storage pool
Why You Need It...
  • DynamicRAID allows you to add storage your SnapServer DX by adding or replacing hard drives without downtime

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BitTorrent Sync – Secure, Unlimited File-Syncing. No 3rd Party
Cloud Required.

It’s time to get rid of your expensive cloud storage provider. BitTorrent Sync is now preinstalled on the SnapServer DX series NAS. Automatically sync files between directories on geographically distributed SnapServer systems. Access those files with any BitTorrent Sync client, server or mobile application. There are no limits on file sizes or file transfers so you can build your own high performance private cloud that is accessible from anywhere.

  • Full encryption with secret keys
  • Incremental peer-to-peer file transfers
  • Syncing performance increases as more devices are added
  • iOS, Windows Phone, Kindle, and Android Device Support
Why You Need It...
  • Synchronize and access your files from anywhere, from any device by simply exchanging secret keys or scanning QR codes.

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Revolutionary Volume Management – Let GuardianOS® Do the
Heavy Lifting

Forget about provisioning. Create limitless volumes on your SnapServer DX Series and they will automatically share the available space in the disk storage pool; this means that volumes will only occupy as much space as their data requires, leaving space available to other volumes on demand. Storage volumes can also automatically grow and shrink as needed, and administrators can assign optional quotes to control volume sizes across the storage pool.

  • Create volumes without size limits
  • Dynamically grow and shrink volumes independently and on demand with no downtime
  • Grow volumes automatically by adding or replacing hard drives to increase the storage pool capacity
Why You Need It...
  • The SnapServer NAS volumes share a common storage pool and can grow or shrink on demand with no IT intervention

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Unified Storage – Freedom of Choice

Consolidate your storage by hosting both block and file level data on your SnapServer NAS system. Utilize common networking protocols for file sharing, collaboration and backup, or host database storage and virtualized servers on SnapServer iSCSI LUNs simultaneously.

  • File level access with SMB, NFS, AFP, HTTP, FTP protocols or block level access with iSCSI
  • Store your block and file-based data on a single SnapServer
  • Support your server consolidation and virtualization initiatives
Why You Need It...
  • Unified Storage allows you to store block and file-based data on a single SnapServer

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Advanced Security – Intelligence Matters

The SnapServer can provide local security for small infrastructures or join larger networks that include complex security policies. With full integration into Windows Active Directory domains, UNIX domains, and cross-compatibility for mixed security environments, the SnapServer allows you to maintain consistent permissions for users with multiple system types, with minimal intervention, across your business infrastructure.

  • Fully integrates with your existing Windows Active Directory Domain or UNIX NIS user and group database
  • Automatically stays synchronized with the full set of 30 distinct AD permission attributes
  • Windows-to-UNIX ID mapping and local permission management
Why You Need It...
  • Advanced security allows your SnapServer to fully integrate within any corporate security infrastructure

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Expansion – to 160TB and Beyond

Grow your SnapServer storage pools by adding drives to existing DynamicRAID sets, or expand by attaching the external, 2U, 12-bay SnapExpansion chassis. Pay as you grow without buying more storage than you need at any given time with SnapServer NAS. Scale a single SnapServer up to 160TB while maintaining simple, provisioning-free management.

Writable snapshot supports allows for a flexible test environment without putting your critical data at risk and without the need to do a complete volume copy of the data to test applications under development or for piloting purposes.

  • Expand existing DynamicRAID arrays within individual chassis
  • Attach SnapExpansion chassis to scale beyond the SnapServer head units
  • Create an additional storage pool within each expansion chassis and allocate as needed
Why You Need It...
  • Expand your SnapServer storage internally by adding or replacing hard drives, or externally by attaching the SnapExpansion chassis

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Replication with SnapEDR™ – Across the Hall or Across the Globe

Prepare for disaster recovery with Snap Enterprise Data Replicator (Snap EDR). With Snap EDR you can automatically replicate files between SnapServers, Windows, Linux, UNIX and Macintosh servers. Built for globally distributed businesses, Snap EDR will ensure that your files are moved off-site safely and securely.

  • Supports byte-level incremental replication, bandwidth throttling, compression and encryption
  • Share data with the distribute feature to remotely send documents
  • Remotely backup servers across the globe from a single management interface
Why You Need It...
  • Securely and efficiently replicate files off-site with Snap Enterprise Data Replicator to protect from disaster

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SnapServer DX1 Technical Specifications

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SnapServer DX1 Specifications

Operating System GuardianOS™7.5
Management Wizard-based Installation, Volume Usage Statistics, Event Log, Email Notification, Administrator Authentication, Remote Management, Multi-Server Monitoring, and Visualization with SnapServer Manager
Network File Protocols SMB, CIFS, NFS, AFP, HTTP, FTP
iSCSI Support Included
Snapshots Included
Replication Snap EDR™
Sync and Mobile Access BitTorrent Sync™
Microsoft Active Directory Support Included
VMware Support VMWare Ready
Form Factor 1U rackmount
CPU and Memory 1.8GHz processor / 1 X 2GB ECC Memory Module (upgradable to 2 x 2GB)
Drive Configuration 4 x SATA
RAID Levels DynamicRAID Single or Dual Parity / Traditional RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Drive Types Supported Enterprise SATA: 1TB, 2TB,3TB, 4TB| 7,200 RPM
Network Connectivity 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports (autosensing 10/100/1000Base-T, dual RJ-45 network connections); Support for stand-alone, failover, and load balancing modes
USB Interface UPS, Tape Devices, Printers
Expansion Array Supports up to 3 SnapExpansion Chassis
Expansion Array Interface SAS HBA optional
Local Backup Interface 6Gb SAS (optional), USB 2.0
Physical / Mounting Width 17.17 in (436 mm) Height 1.73 in (44 mm) Depth 19.25 in (489 mm) Weight: Without Drives: 18 lbs (8.2 kg) With 4 Drives: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Agency Approvals cTUVus, CE, VCCI, FCC Class A
Power Power Rating: 150W, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Input Current:Max 4A (RMS) @ 115Vac, 2A (RMS) @ 230Vac
Power Consumption: 80W (steady state)
Heat Dissipation: 273BTUs/Hr
Environmental Limits Operating Environment: Temperature: 50° F to 95° F (10° C to 35° C), Humidity Range: 20% to 80%, Vibration: 1G at 10-300Hz random for 120 minutes , Shock: 6 pulses of 33G for up to 2ms, Altitude: 0 ft. to 10,000 ft (0 m to 3,048 m)

Non-Operating Environment: Temperature: 14° F to 149° F (-10° C to 65° C), Humidity Range: 5% to 95% Vibration: 2G at 5-500Hz for 90 minutes, Altitude: 0 ft. to 35,000 ft. (0 m to 10,668 m)
Standard Warranty 3-year Overland Care Level 1: 2-business day advanced parts replacement; 24x7 telephone support
*Snap EDR support sold separately
Supported Platforms
Included Accessories US Power Cord, EMEA Power Cord, UK Power Cord, Serial DB9 to RJ-11 Adapter, Fixed Rack Rail Mounting Kit, Two 7 ft. Cat-5 Ethernet Cables, Quick Start Guide


Base Systems
SnapServer DX1, 4TB Enterprise SATA (4 X 1TB)
SnapServer DX1, 8TB Enterprise SATA (4 X 2TB)
SnapServer DX1, 12TB Enterprise SATA (4 X 3TB)
SnapServer DX1, 16TB Enterprise SATA (4 X 4TB)

HDD - DX, 1TB SATA ENT w/Carrier, 4 Pack
HDD - DX, 2TB SATA ENT w/Carrier, 4 Pack
HDD - DX, 3TB SATA ENT w/Carrier, 4 Pack
HDD - DX, 4TB SATA ENT w/Carrier, 4 Pack
HDD - DX, 1TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
HDD - DX, 2TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
HDD - DX, 3TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
HDD - DX, 4TB SATA ENT w/Carrier
ACC - Memory Module, DX1, 2GB DIMM




Software Options

5325302015 SW - Snap EDR Express, Workgroup
5325302018 SW - Snap EDR Standard, Workgroup
5325302021 SW - Snap EDR Upgrade, Express-to-Standard, Workgroup
5325301881 SW - Snap EDR Standard - Windows / Linux / Unix

Support Options

OverlandCare for SnapServer DX1
OverlandCare Level 1 (24x7 Phone/Adv. Parts Replace), 1-Yr Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 1 (24x7 Phone/Adv. Parts Replace), 1-Yr Extension, DX1
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 3-Yr. Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr. Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 2 (24x7 Phone/NBD Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, DX1
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 3 (24x7 Phone/9x5x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, DX1
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 3-Yr Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Uplift, DX1
OverlandCare Level 4 (24x7 Phone/24x7x4-Hr Onsite), 1-Yr Extension, DX1